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Immigration Officers

ANZSCO ID 599512

Overview

All Inspectors and Regulatory Officers

  • $1,424 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth

Immigration Officers

  • 2,500 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 79% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 41 hours Average full-time
  • 40 years Average age
  • 61% female Gender Share

Immigration Officers examine and assess the entry of people from other countries, administer visas and residency applications according to immigration legislation, rules and policies, and, where necessary, use legal powers to detain and remove illegal entrants.

You may need to complete a Border Force Officer Recruit Training Program to work as an Immigration Officer. Some workers have Vocational Education and Training (VET) or university qualifications in areas such as political science, justice and law enforcement, society and culture or law .

Tasks
  • Examines and assesses visas and residency applications.

Prospects

Pathways

You may need to complete a Border Force Officer Recruit Training Program to work as an Immigration Officer. Some workers have Vocational Education and Training (VET) or university qualifications in areas such as political science, justice and law enforcement, society and culture or law .

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Local Government and Public Sector VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Inspectors and Regulatory Officers who have a good attention to detail, strong people skills and a good work ethic.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    69% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  2. Public safety and security

    65% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  3. Law and government

    64% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  4. English language

    59% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  5. Psychology

    59% Skill level

    Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

  6. Geography

    58% Skill level

    Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

  7. Education and training

    53% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  8. Clerical

    50% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  9. Computers and electronics

    50% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  10. Sociology and anthropology

    46% Skill level

    Group behaviour and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.

  11. Foreign language

    43% Skill level

    Foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.

  12. Philosophy and theology

    41% Skill level

    Philosophical systems and religions, including their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and impact on society.

  13. Transportation

    41% Skill level

    Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.

  14. Administration and management

    40% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  15. History and archeology

    35% Skill level

    Events of the past, their causes, how we learn about them, and how they influence the way we live today.

  16. Mathematics

    32% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  17. Chemistry

    32% Skill level

    Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change.

  18. Communications and media

    31% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  19. Personnel and human resources

    30% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  20. Telecommunications

    27% Skill level

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Active listening

    57% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  2. Speaking

    57% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  3. Critical thinking

    55% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  4. Reading comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  5. Monitoring

    54% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  6. Writing

    54% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  7. Judgment and decision making

    50% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  8. Social perceptiveness

    48% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  9. Coordination with others

    48% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  10. Time management

    46% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  11. Active learning

    45% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  12. Persuasion

    45% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  13. Complex problem solving

    43% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  14. Instructing

    43% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  15. Negotiation

    43% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  16. Serving others

    43% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  17. Learning strategies

    41% Skill level

    Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.

  18. Management of personnel resources

    39% Skill level

    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.

  19. Systems analysis

    34% Skill level

    Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.

  20. Operation monitoring

    32% Skill level

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Near vision

    59% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  2. Problem spotting

    59% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  3. Speech recognition

    59% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  4. Deductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  5. Inductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  6. Oral comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  7. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  8. Written comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  9. Speech clarity

    55% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  10. Written expression

    54% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  11. Far vision

    48% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  12. Flexibility of closure

    48% Skill level

    See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.

  13. Selective attention

    48% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  14. Sorting or ordering

    48% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  15. Perceptual speed

    45% Skill level

    Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  16. Categorising

    45% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  17. Brainstorming

    41% Skill level

    Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.

  18. Finger dexterity

    41% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  19. Multitasking

    39% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  20. Auditory attention

    36% Skill level

    Pay attention to a certain sound when there are other distracting sounds.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Looking for changes over time

    79% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  2. Researching and investigating

    78% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  3. Collecting and organising information

    77% Skill level

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  4. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    77% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  5. Communicating within a team

    76% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  6. Documenting or recording information

    76% Skill level

    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

  7. Checking compliance with standards

    76% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  8. Monitoring people, processes and things

    75% Skill level

    Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.

  9. Making decisions and solving problems

    75% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  10. Making sense of information and ideas

    75% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.

  11. Working with the public

    74% Skill level

    Greeting or serving customers, clients or guests, and public speaking or performing.

  12. Assessing and evaluating things

    74% Skill level

    Working out the value, importance, or quality of things, services or people.

  13. Working with computers

    69% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

  14. Building good relationships

    67% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  15. Explaining things to people

    64% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  16. Communicating with the public

    61% Skill level

    Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  17. Providing office support

    58% Skill level

    Doing day-to-day office work such as filing and processing paperwork.

  18. Checking for errors or defects

    57% Skill level

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  19. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    55% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  20. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    54% Skill level

    Working out sizes, distances, amounts, time, costs, resources, or materials needed for a task.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 33-3021.05 - Immigration and Customs Inspectors.

Work Environment

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Electronic mail

    100% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Contact with people

    97% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  3. Contact with the public

    96% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  4. Indoors, heat controlled

    95% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  5. Telephone

    94% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  6. Frequent decision making

    93% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  7. Face-to-face discussions

    93% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  8. Teamwork

    92% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  9. Being exact or accurate

    91% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  10. Impact of decisions

    91% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  11. Angry or unpleasant people

    87% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  12. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    86% Important

    Be exposed to noises and sounds that are distracting or uncomfortable.

  13. Consequence of error

    84% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  14. Freedom to make decisions

    84% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  15. Physically close to people

    84% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  16. Repeating same tasks

    83% Important

    Repeat the same tasks or activities (e.g., key entry) over and over, without stopping.

  17. Exposure to contaminants

    82% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  18. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    80% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  19. Lead or coordinate a team

    79% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  20. Unstructured work

    78% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Support

    81% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  2. Working conditions

    74% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  3. Independence

    57% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  4. Relationships

    52% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  5. Achievement

    48% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  6. Recognition

    48% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Administrative

    90% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  2. Enterprising

    76% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  3. Practical

    67% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  4. Helping

    33% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  5. Analytical

    29% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  6. Creative

    14% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 33-3021.05 - Immigration and Customs Inspectors.

All Inspectors and Regulatory Officers

  • $1,424 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth

Immigration Officers

  • 2,500 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 79% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 41 hours Average full-time
  • 40 years Average age
  • 61% female Gender Share

Immigration Officers examine and assess the entry of people from other countries, administer visas and residency applications according to immigration legislation, rules and policies, and, where necessary, use legal powers to detain and remove illegal entrants.

You may need to complete a Border Force Officer Recruit Training Program to work as an Immigration Officer. Some workers have Vocational Education and Training (VET) or university qualifications in areas such as political science, justice and law enforcement, society and culture or law .

Tasks
  • Examines and assesses visas and residency applications.

You may need to complete a Border Force Officer Recruit Training Program to work as an Immigration Officer. Some workers have Vocational Education and Training (VET) or university qualifications in areas such as political science, justice and law enforcement, society and culture or law .

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Local Government and Public Sector VET training pathways.

Employers look for Inspectors and Regulatory Officers who have a good attention to detail, strong people skills and a good work ethic.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    69% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  2. Public safety and security

    65% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  3. Law and government

    64% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  4. English language

    59% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  5. Psychology

    59% Skill level

    Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

  6. Geography

    58% Skill level

    Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

  7. Education and training

    53% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  8. Clerical

    50% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  9. Computers and electronics

    50% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  10. Sociology and anthropology

    46% Skill level

    Group behaviour and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.

  11. Foreign language

    43% Skill level

    Foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.

  12. Philosophy and theology

    41% Skill level

    Philosophical systems and religions, including their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and impact on society.

  13. Transportation

    41% Skill level

    Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.

  14. Administration and management

    40% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  15. History and archeology

    35% Skill level

    Events of the past, their causes, how we learn about them, and how they influence the way we live today.

  16. Mathematics

    32% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  17. Chemistry

    32% Skill level

    Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change.

  18. Communications and media

    31% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  19. Personnel and human resources

    30% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  20. Telecommunications

    27% Skill level

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Active listening

    57% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  2. Speaking

    57% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  3. Critical thinking

    55% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  4. Reading comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  5. Monitoring

    54% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  6. Writing

    54% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  7. Judgment and decision making

    50% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  8. Social perceptiveness

    48% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  9. Coordination with others

    48% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  10. Time management

    46% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  11. Active learning

    45% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  12. Persuasion

    45% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  13. Complex problem solving

    43% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  14. Instructing

    43% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  15. Negotiation

    43% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  16. Serving others

    43% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  17. Learning strategies

    41% Skill level

    Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.

  18. Management of personnel resources

    39% Skill level

    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.

  19. Systems analysis

    34% Skill level

    Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.

  20. Operation monitoring

    32% Skill level

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Near vision

    59% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  2. Problem spotting

    59% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  3. Speech recognition

    59% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  4. Deductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  5. Inductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  6. Oral comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  7. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  8. Written comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  9. Speech clarity

    55% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  10. Written expression

    54% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  11. Far vision

    48% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  12. Flexibility of closure

    48% Skill level

    See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.

  13. Selective attention

    48% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  14. Sorting or ordering

    48% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  15. Perceptual speed

    45% Skill level

    Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  16. Categorising

    45% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  17. Brainstorming

    41% Skill level

    Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.

  18. Finger dexterity

    41% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  19. Multitasking

    39% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  20. Auditory attention

    36% Skill level

    Pay attention to a certain sound when there are other distracting sounds.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Looking for changes over time

    79% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  2. Researching and investigating

    78% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  3. Collecting and organising information

    77% Skill level

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  4. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    77% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  5. Communicating within a team

    76% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  6. Documenting or recording information

    76% Skill level

    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

  7. Checking compliance with standards

    76% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  8. Monitoring people, processes and things

    75% Skill level

    Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.

  9. Making decisions and solving problems

    75% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  10. Making sense of information and ideas

    75% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.

  11. Working with the public

    74% Skill level

    Greeting or serving customers, clients or guests, and public speaking or performing.

  12. Assessing and evaluating things

    74% Skill level

    Working out the value, importance, or quality of things, services or people.

  13. Working with computers

    69% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

  14. Building good relationships

    67% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  15. Explaining things to people

    64% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  16. Communicating with the public

    61% Skill level

    Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  17. Providing office support

    58% Skill level

    Doing day-to-day office work such as filing and processing paperwork.

  18. Checking for errors or defects

    57% Skill level

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  19. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    55% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  20. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    54% Skill level

    Working out sizes, distances, amounts, time, costs, resources, or materials needed for a task.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 33-3021.05 - Immigration and Customs Inspectors.

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Electronic mail

    100% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Contact with people

    97% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  3. Contact with the public

    96% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  4. Indoors, heat controlled

    95% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  5. Telephone

    94% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  6. Frequent decision making

    93% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  7. Face-to-face discussions

    93% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  8. Teamwork

    92% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  9. Being exact or accurate

    91% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  10. Impact of decisions

    91% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  11. Angry or unpleasant people

    87% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  12. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    86% Important

    Be exposed to noises and sounds that are distracting or uncomfortable.

  13. Consequence of error

    84% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  14. Freedom to make decisions

    84% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  15. Physically close to people

    84% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  16. Repeating same tasks

    83% Important

    Repeat the same tasks or activities (e.g., key entry) over and over, without stopping.

  17. Exposure to contaminants

    82% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  18. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    80% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  19. Lead or coordinate a team

    79% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  20. Unstructured work

    78% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Support

    81% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  2. Working conditions

    74% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  3. Independence

    57% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  4. Relationships

    52% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  5. Achievement

    48% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  6. Recognition

    48% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Administrative

    90% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  2. Enterprising

    76% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  3. Practical

    67% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  4. Helping

    33% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  5. Analytical

    29% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  6. Creative

    14% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

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